What happens when you keep a music teacher waiting for their lunch? A djembe rhythm, of course. We all went out for a family reunion to a really nice pub (details available on request), but unfortunately we arrived at the same time as another large party, and so service was – shall we say – leisurely. That was ok – we had a lot to catch up on. However, this rhythm appeared and put itself into my notebook.
It’s not that easy to read my jottings, so I have written it out neatly-ish below.
The opening call and response came from the rhythm “Why are we waiting?” Don’t know!”
T means tone; B means Bass; T/S means tone or slap.
I haven’t identified the hands as left and right, but as 1 and 2, to accommodate left and right handed people. (When I am teaching, I usually refer to “your BEST hand” and “your “OTHER hand” – I have found the children to be woefully incapable of working out which is left and right…)